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Drum Handling Slings provide an easy, inexpensive way to handle steel drums. Available in two styles to
suit your needs for handling drums in the vertical or horizontal position.

Vertical Drum Handling Slings

drum handling slings
Easily lift standing drums for transport. Tilt suspended
drums to pour from open top or spigot. For use with
ribbed steel drums, the ratcheting belly band tightens
securely below the first rib.
Heavyweight sling (DSV602D) uses 2" polyester sling
webbing and is rated at 850 lbs.
Promotes Safety
A wear pad, sewn on one side of the lifting strap, helps to
   avoid cutting of the sling.
Ratchet tightens securely.
Saves Time
Free end of ratchet strap sewn to stay properly threaded.
Vertical legs sewn to belly band to maintain proper position.
To Order, specify Part No. and drum diameter in inches. i.e.:

(The standard 55 gal. drum has a 24" diameter.)

drum slings

Horizontal Drum Handling Slings

Ideal for the quick and easy moving of steel drums
in the horizontal position.
Part No. DSH601D uses 1" polyester sling webbing
and is rated at 1,500 lbs.
Promotes Safety
Strong 1" polyester webbing pulls drum hooks securely into
   rims at both ends of the drum during lift.
Saves Time
One sling fits multiple size drums.
Easy to disconnect.
Uses 1/2" oblong link at top for easy connection to hoist hook.
To Order, specify Part No. DSH601D.
Note: If using in a chemical environment,
contact us for sling material advice.

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Drum Handling Slings Vertical
Model No. Drum Dia. Price
DSV602Dx24 24"
DSV602Dx30 30"
DSV602Dx36 36"
Drum Handling Sling Horizontal
DSH601D - $207.65
Effect of Angle of Lift on a Sling's Rated Capacity
serves to alert users to potentially hazardous situations which often occur in the use of these products.
Failure to read, understand and follow the accompanying instructions on how to avoid these situations
could result in death or serious injury.

Using slings at an angle can become deadly if that angle is not taken into consideration when selecting the sling to
be used. The tension on each leg of the sling is increased as the angle of lift, from horizontal, decreases. It is most
desirable for a sling to have a larger angle of lift, approaching 90°. Lifts with angles of less than 30° from horizontal
are not recommended. If you can measure the angle of lift or the length and height of the sling as rigged, you can
determine the properly rated sling for your lift.
What would be the rating of each sling
rigged at this angle?
choker hitch vertical hitch What capacity sling do I need?
1. Determine the weight that the sling
    will be lifting [LW].
1. Calculate the Reduction Factor [RF].
a. Using the angle from horizontal,
    read across the Angle Chart to the
    corresponding number of the
    Reduction Factor column.
2. Calculate the Tension Factor [TF].
a. Using the angle from horizontal,
    read across the angle chart to the
    corresponding number of Tension
    Factor column.
b. Divide sling height* [H] by sling
    length* [L].
b. Divide sling height* [H] by sling
    length* [L].
Choker Hitch
Vertical Hitch
2. Reduction Factor [RF] x the sling's
    rated capacity for the type hitch that
    will be used = Sling's Reduced Rating.
vertical basket hitch
3. Lifting Weight [LW] x the Tension
    Factor [TF] = Minimum Sling Rating
    for the type of hitch that will be used.
*Measured from a common horizontal plane to
the hoisting hook.
*Measured from a common horizontal
plane to the hoisting hook.
Reduced Capacity
Effect of Angle Chart
Increasing Tension
vertical choker


1.000 90° 1.000
0.996 85° 1.004
0.985 80° 1.015
0.966 75° 1.035
0.940 70° 1.064
0.906 65° 1.104
0.866 60° 1.155
0.819 55° 1.221
0.766 50° 1.305
0.707 45° 1.414
0.643 40° 1.555
0.574 35° 1.742
0.500 30° 2.000
vertical basket hitch

Vertical Choker rating of each sling = 6,000 lbs.
Measured Length (L) = 6 ft.
Measured Height (H) = 4 ft.
Reduction Factor (RF) = 4 (H) ÷ 6 (L) = .667
Reduced sling rating in this configuration = .667
(RF) x 6,000 lbs. = 4,000 lbs. of lifting capacity
per sling

Load Weight = 1,000 lbs.
Rigging - 2 slings in vertical hitch
Lifting Weight (LW) per sling = 500 lbs.
Measured Length (L) = 10 ft.
Measured Height (H) = 5 ft.
Tension Factor (TF) = 10 (L) ÷ 5 (H) = 2.0
Minimum Vertical Rated Capacity required
for this lift = 500 (LW) x 2.0 (TF) = 1,000
lbs. per sling

Sling capacity decreases as the angle
from horizontal decrease. Sling angles
of less than 30° are not recommended.

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